Eastman News Highlights October 16, 2017

Here are some select recent clippings showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. (Note: Some links may have expired.)

ESM Alumni Steve Gadd and Chick Corea perform at Meliora Weekend – receive honorary doctorate

(The Rival 10/16/2017)

Steve Gadd is one of Eastman‘s most well known alumni. Frequently referred to as “one of the most sought after studio musicians in the world,” Gadd has recorded with a range of artists including Aretha Franklin, Stanley Clarke, and Frank Sinatra. (Also reported by RBJ, SBO Magazine)

VC WEB BLOG | Double Bassist James VanDemark – “Adapting Your Teaching to Your Student’s Size” [BLOG]

(The Violin Channel 10/10/2017)

The Violin Channel recently caught up with renowned Eastman School of Music double bass Professor, Mr James VanDemark.

In a VC-exclusive blog, James talks us through the importance of teachers individualizing their bass teaching techniques to each student’s physical size and frame.

“When I began teaching at the Eastman School of Music some years ago, … Thus began 40 years of attempting to reconcile not only my students’ disparity in …

Machine-Reading and Crowdsourcing Medieval Music Manuscripts Conference at Eastman School of Music on October 26

(Musical America 10/11/2017)

An upcoming conference will open a window into the state of research in medieval manuscript studies in the digital age. Machine-Reading and …

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal

(Broadway World 10/12/2017)

Brad Lubman, conductor/composer is founding Co-Artistic and Music Director of Ensemble Signal. Lubman is one of the foremost conductors of modern music and a leading figure in the field for over two decades. … Brad Lubman is on faculty at the Eastman School of Music and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute.

Making Opera Parallèle grow and flower

(San Francisco Chronicle 10/12/2017)

When Opera Parallèle was just beginning, its founder, conductor and artistic director Nicole Paiement would host lively potluck dinners for board members and staff around her San Francisco dining table. …

The French Canadian was one of the first women to graduate with a doctorate in conducting from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and holds an impressive resume. …

Joe Blundo: Theater organist’s class teaches the sounds of silents

(The Columbus Dispatch 10/15/2017)

In the heyday of silent movies, the Eastman School of Music in New York offered a three-year course in film-scoring and the nation had thousands of organists working in theaters.

# # #